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Snow Dogs Reviews

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Robert K. Elder
Chicago Tribune
July 20, 2002
What Faustian bargain did Gooding make, forcing him to star in this insipid fish-out-of-water comedy that paints him as a Bolton fan?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Joe Leydon
Variety
January 18, 2002
Instantly forgettable.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 18, 2002
Phoned-in business as usual.
| Original Score: 2/5
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William Triplett
Washington Post
January 18, 2002
If you have a soft spot for man's best friend, it's a pretty good throwaway movie.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
January 18, 2002
Five screenwriters are credited with the cliché-laden screenplay; it seems as if each watered down the version of the one before.
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Eli Sanders
Seattle Times
January 18, 2002
This silly youth-targeted comedy goes strictly by the book, which should give you a clue as to its quality.
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Neva Chonin
San Francisco Chronicle
January 18, 2002
There's little to recommend Snow Dogs, unless one considers cliched dialogue and perverse escapism a source of high hilarity.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
January 18, 2002
A generic family comedy unlikely to be appreciated by anyone outside the under-10 set.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
January 18, 2002
Gooding offers a desperately ingratiating performance.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 18, 2002
A movie set in the frozen north that just idles, endlessly, in the sitcom hothouse where convention slowly but surely becomes moldy cliche.
| Original Score: 1/4
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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
January 18, 2002
Show me the mugging.
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Loren King
Boston Globe
January 18, 2002
Cuba Gooding Jr. valiantly mugs his way through Snow Dogs, but even his boisterous energy fails to spark this leaden comedy.
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Christine Dolen
Miami Herald
January 17, 2002
It's playful, corny, silly, adventuresome and enjoyable.
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
January 17, 2002
Disney's latest update of the lame live-action B comedies that have been among the studio's more dubious contributions to American pop culture.
| Original Score: 0.5/5
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Nancy Churnin
Dallas Morning News
January 17, 2002
Director Brian Levant, who never strays far from his sitcom roots, skates blithely from one implausible situation to another, pausing only to tie up loose ends with more bows than you'll find on a French poodle.
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
January 17, 2002
Poor Cuba Gooding. As if it were not humiliating enough to play a guy so clumsy that he can't walk in the snow without pratfalling, he also has to do jokes about being a black man in the Great White North.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
January 17, 2002
Gooding and Coburn are both Oscar winners, a fact which, as you watch them clumsily mugging their way through Snow Dogs, seems inconceivable.
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 17, 2002
The huskies are beautiful, the border collie is funny and the overall feeling is genial and decent.
| Original Score: B-
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
January 17, 2002
As distressed as a comedy can be without qualifying as a snow emergency.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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David Hunter
Hollywood Reporter
January 8, 2002
Gooding is the energetic frontman, and it's hard to resist his enthusiasm, even if the filmmakers come up with nothing original in the way of slapstick sequences.